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synonyms for fumbling

  • botch
  • flub
  • mishandle
  • screw up
  • stumble
  • bollix
  • bungle
  • err
  • feel
  • flounder
  • fluff
  • goof
  • grapple
  • grope
  • mismanage
  • scrabble
  • spoil
  • lose the handle
  • louse up
  • misfield
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antonyms for fumbling

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  • succeed
  • do well
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How to use fumbling in a sentence

Officials originally ruled the play a turnover on a fumble lost by Drake.
KYLER MURRAY RUNS OUT OF MIRACLES AS SEAHAWKS HANG ON TO TAKE OVER FIRST PLACE IN NFC WESTMARK MASKENOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Buccaneers generated a turnover to begin the second half, knocking the football from Drew Brees’s hand in the pocket before his arm started forward for a fumble.
TOM BRADY AND THE BUCS WERE NO MATCH, AGAIN, FOR DREW BREES AND THE SAINTSMARK MASKENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Ravens’ other touchdown came on a pivotal, 65-yard fumble return by the Ravens’ Chuck Clark, after Indianapolis had scored first while Baltimore’s offense struggled out of the gate against the Colts’ second-ranked defense.
STEELERS STAY UNBEATEN, CHARGERS DROP ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER IN NFL WEEK 9CINDY BOREN, MARK MASKE, DES BIELERNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Washington quarterback Kyle Allen passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns against the Giants in Week 6, but he also committed a pair of turnovers, including a fumble that was returned for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
FOUR TAKEAWAYS FROM WASHINGTON’S 23-20 LOSS TO THE GIANTSSCOTT ALLENNOVEMBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Recovering fumbles isn’t a skill, but some teams, such as the Dallas Cowboys, have lost out on almost eight points per game after accounting for when and where the fumble takes place.
THE BILLS, BEARS AND BROWNS AREN’T AS GOOD AS THEIR RECORDSNEIL GREENBERGNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
And just as I came up I saw Mrs. Maloney, marvellously attired, fumbling with a lantern.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She had opened the drawer of her deskthe top right-hand drawerand was fumbling in it.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
But the step that would raise one above all the little fumbling, blind-spawning, life hugging bipeds who infested the scene.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
"Door left unlocked—the ignorant hound—Good thing I don't trust him too far—" Some one came fumbling in and switched on the light.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
The other man was fumbling the side curtains, swearing under his breath when his fingers bungled the fastenings.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
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